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March 21, 2011

Stars Gather in 'Downtown' Milky Way

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope took a picture of the Milky Way and found an area around the center that is glowing with stars in a colorful manner. The "myriad" of stars in the center glows blue. The green color is from carbon containing dust molecules. The yellowish/reddish regions are glowing from warm dust. The green colored areas are filled with young stars according to NASA. This in a way relates to what we studied for the last exam. For example, how colors portrayed on planets correlate with specific chemical compounds like Neptune and methane!

Read the full article at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110321101101.htm

Posted by melmccor at March 21, 2011 06:12 PM


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